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China Scenic Spots: Landscape of Guilin.

Guilin situated in the northeastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin has enjoyed the reputation of having the most fantastic natural landscapes not only in China but also abroad. Its dreamy natural scenery and unique ancient architecture from the Qin and Ming Dynasties astound visitors from home and abroad. Visiting Guilin and discovering its natural wonders, such as its magical green pinnacles, crystal-clear water, picturesque rocks and intriguing caves, can provide a never-ending journey for every visitor. Now is the prime time to travel to Guilin and experience this charming and historic city in all its splendor.

Guilin is not only a perfect place for living, but also an extraordinary, eco- friendly tour destination.

The earliest traces of human habitation in Guilin date back to the Qin Dynasty (B.C.221- B.C.214). Since then, Guilin has become the political, economic and cultural centre of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. During the Tang and Song Dynasties, local civilization lived prosperously leaving many historic relics still intact today.

Among the innumerable historic relics, there are some distinguished representatives including Jingjiang Prince Villa Inscription (of the Ming Dynasty), which was carved in Yinwu Mountain, and is the largest of all the inscriptions in Guilin. Also, located in Xin'an County, Guilin's Ling Canal ranks as one of the three greatest Water Conservancies in Ancient China. It was built in the Qin Dynasty and is still fully functional today. Owning such an abundance of historic relics and inscriptions, in 1982 Guilin became part of China's first batch of National Historic and Cultural Cities.